Patrick Lord

“Having lived and worked in South Asia and the Middle East for more than 10 years, the most rewarding times of my career have come from combining deep subject matter expertise together with real-world experience, resulting in advice that is of real strategic value to clients.  This is what I believe Horizon Engage does best.”

Patrick Lord

Patrick’S story

Based in the UK, Patrick joined Horizon Engage in February 2024 to support our clients and build our brand profile across Europe. Patrick is a trusted adviser to multinational organizations and a regular public speaker on geopolitics, risk management and corporate governance.

Over the course of a 20+ year career, Patrick has specialized in providing high-quality information and advice related to emerging markets. Starting his career with the Financial Times in London, he subsequently spent 10 years with risk consulting firm Control Risks based in Pakistan, India and the UAE. During that time he opened new offices in Islamabad, Mumbai and Abu Dhabi, and was latterly responsible for all of the firm’s consulting practices in the MENA region. More recently Patrick has been an investor and partner in Diligencia, a leading entity data & analytics company that focuses on the Middle East & Africa.

Patrick studied Classics and English at Oxford University and was awarded a Double First.  He also completed an operational tour of southern Iraq as a reservist with the British Army in 2004-05.